Canon SX740 PDF User Manual
Did you lose or misplace the instruction manual that came with your Canon PowerShot SX740 HS? It happens all too easily, but fortunately Canon makes a soft copy available that you can browse through online, print out, or download (see the pdf file below). It is certainly good practice to carefully familiarize oneself with the many different functionalities and options that the SX740 offers, and the official user manual is without doubt an authoritative and comprehensive source of respective information.
That said, the instruction booklet can be a dry read, so that a dedicated camera guide book from a professional photographer that illustrates the camera's core functions in a real life photography context can be a very helpful complement. Yes, getting one of these camera guides (see here at amazon) would involve an additional expense, but if that book helps to exploit the camera's potential to the full, the (small) additional investment may well be worth it.
Also, you might want to check out the video tutorial on the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS below.
In any case, the SX740 is an advanced imaging tool, whose many features merit serious attention. This fixed lens compact camera was announced on July 31st, 2018, which means that, as of today, the camera is 1950 days old (young?). Given that the SX740 is a relatively recent model, it forms part of the current Canon product line-up.
Canon's user guide for the SX740
The camera's user guide is 130 pages long. The pdf version is embedded below. As you browse through, you will hopefully find the information you are looking for. You can also print out a hard copy by right clicking on the manual and then choosing the respective menu option. For convenience, a summary of the key specs of the SX740 is included towards the bottom of this webpage.
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Click on the button below to download the pdf version of the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS manual to your computer. The file will open in a new browser window.
If you prefer to read the user guide in another language, please check the respective availability on Canon's support site. That site also provides complementary online resources, such as information on the compatibility of various camera accessories or the availability of firmware updates that are not necessarily comprehensively covered in the instruction manual.
Printed, hardcopy versions of the Canon SX740 manual can sometimes be found online. You can check the availability on amazon and ebay via the buttons below.
Video tutorial for the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS
Perhaps instead of reading through a manual or operations guide, you might prefer to better familiarize yourself with your SX740 by watching a video tutorial. It can notably help to quickly get to know the key functions and to set up your camera according to your particular preferences and needs.
Once again, the Canon SX740 is a sophisticated imaging tool and not exploiting its capabilities to the full would be a pity. Hence, taking the time to study online information material or to read through a well-written camera guide book is highly recommended to make the most of your purchase.
Canon SX740 FAQ
Below are some additional questions and answers concerning some particular features of the SX740.
What is the technology behind the imaging sensor in the Canon SX740?
The camera features a BSI-CMOS (Backside Illuminated Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensor.
Which image processing chip is used in the Canon SX740 to convert the raw signal into an image file and perform noise reduction and image sharpening?
Canon equipped the SX740 with the DIGIC 8 image processor.
What is the ISO sensitivity range of the Canon SX740?
The camera has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 3200.
Does the Canon SX740 have a selfie-friendly screen?
Yes, the LCD-screen of the SX740 is flexible and can be turned to be front-facing for capturing selfies.
Do I need to purchase an external camera trigger to shoot time-lapse sequences with the Canon SX740?
No, the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS has an intervalometer built-in, so that low frequency shooting (for example, flower blooming, sunset, moon rise) can be undertaken without the need to purchase a separate external intervalometer and related software.
Does the Canon SX740 feature an autofocus assist light?
Yes, the camera has a lamp built-in that can illuminate the subject and improve autofocus in low-light settings.
Does the Canon SX740 support the Ultra High Speed (UHS) bus interface for SD cards?
Yes, the camera can indeed use UHS-I cards (data transfer speed of up to 104 MB/s).
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Core camera specifications
Here is a list of the main features and technical characteristics of the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS.
|Camera Model||Canon SX740|
|Camera Type||Fixed lens compact camera|
|Camera Lens||24-960mm f/3.3-6.9|
|Launch Date||July 2018|
|Launch Price||USD 399|
|Sensor Format||1/2.3" Sensor|
|Sensor Size||6.17 x 4.55 mm|
|Sensor Area||28 mm2|
|Sensor Diagonal||7.7 mm|
|Sensor Resolution||20.2 Megapixels|
|Image Resolution||5 184 x 3 888 pixels|
|Pixel Pitch||1.18 μm|
|Pixel Density||71.80 MP/cm2|
|Moiré control||no AA filter|
|Movie Capability||4K/30p Video|
|ISO Setting||100 - 3 200 ISO|
|Image Processor||DIGIC 8|
|Viewfinder Type||No viewfinder|
|Top-Level Screen||no Top Display|
|LCD Framing||Live View|
|LCD Size||3.0 inch|
|LCD Resolution||922k dots|
|LCD Attachment||Tilting screen|
|V-logging Friendliness||Front-flip possible|
|Touch Input||No touchscreen|
|Focus System||Contrast-detect AF|
|Manual Focusing Aid||no Peaking Feature|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/3200s|
|Continuous Shooting||10 shutter flaps/s|
|Silent Shooting||no E-Shutter|
|Time Lapse Photography||Intervalometer Built-in|
|Fill Flash||Built-in Flash|
|Storage Medium||SDXC cards|
|Single or Dual Card Slots||Single card slot|
|UHS card support||UHS-I|
|External Flash||no Hotshoe|
|USB Connector||USB 2.0|
|HDMI Port||micro HDMI|
|Wifi Support||Wifi built-in|
|Bluetooth Support||Bluetooth built-in|
|Battery Type||NB-13L power pack|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||265 shots per charge|
|In-Camera Charging||USB charging|
110 x 64 x 40 mm
(4.3 x 2.5 x 1.6 in)
|Camera Weight||299 g (10.5 oz)|
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